Gallery Archive

Puffin Cultural Forum presents a selection of images from several of our past gallery exhibitions. We strive to bring thoughtful, socially-relevant, and provocative arts programming to all of the surrounding communities of our diverse area in the form of art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, author interviews, workshops, film series, lectures, and dialogues. We're pleased to share these online galleries with you.

Puffin Cultural Forum's Mission: Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.

“The Art of Faith Ringgold” Opening February 26th

February 8, 2023

On February 26th at 4:00pm the Puffin Cultural Forum will be presenting an exhibition of printed works and textiles by renowned Englewood-based artist Faith Ringgold. This show is in collaboration with Gallery Bergen’s upcoming show Faith Ringgold: Coming to Jones Road.  Opening will feature a musical performance from Nioka Workman of the Firey String Sistas and poetry Read More

We the People

February 25, 2022

The meaning of the American identity has been fraught with distorted symbolism and meaning. The exhibition explores notions of citizenship, with the recognition that the term “We the People” has been politically hijacked in recent years. The collection of artworks featured frame a critique of racist and nativist ideas of Read More

The Election, 2020

December 3, 2020

The Right to Vote is a fundamental right guaranteed by the US Constitution to every single American. It is a right that has been hard fought since its creation and challenged even to this day. In the aftermath of the election of President Elect Joe Biden, the refusal of election Read More

Puffin Camera Club’s 17th Annual Exhibition: “In Corona Times”

June 22, 2020

It is a year like no other year. For sixteen consecutive years The Puffin Camera Club has managed to exhibit its artistic accomplishments in annual exhibitions that hung on the walls of the Puffin Cultural Forum. In light of the on-going pandemic, we present this year’s exhibition online. There are two Read More

Colin Kaepernick Artoek by Imar Hutchins

Conversations, 2020

February 15, 2020

Artists take an intersectional look at issues of discrimination that impact marginalized communities-at-large. Works on view speaks to issues of economic discrimination, inequities in the criminal justice system, environmental racism, health care racism, gun violence, and general political disenfranchisement. February 14- April 5, 2020 Features artwork by: Jessica Baker, Noel Read More

Measured Hate

February 16, 2019

The statistics show a trend of rise in hate crimes across the nation. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the California State University found a 12.5% increase in police reports of hate crimes in America’s 10 largest cities. The FBI’s report of a 17% increase in Read More

Armistice Day, 2018

November 10, 2018

On November 11th, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front and fighting ended in a War to End All Wars. The Puffin Cultural Forum in conjunction with Frontline Arts//PCNJ commemorates Armistice Day, an exhibition of artists and their works created with hope Read More


September 16, 2018

The national debate surrounding the important issue of immigration policy is reaching a fever pitch. UnAmerica takes an unflinching look at the nature of dialogue or lack thereof surrounding much needed immigration reform. As the 2018 midterm elections take shape artists lend their creative voices to bring out perspectives, questions, Read More

Givat Haviva’s “Through Others’ Eyes”

July 2, 2018

The Puffin Cultural presents Through Others Eyes, a photography exhibition featuring works by Arab and Jewish Israeli teenagers. The exhibition is the final event of a larger program organized by Givat Haviva, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating society in Israel. Arab and Jewish children rarely come into contact as Read More

Birds, Buds, & Beyond

May 12, 2018

A selection of photographs features the best of the best works of the dedicated members of Puffin Camera Club and instructor/photographer Rachel Banai. They have captured the beauty of the nature landscape hidden in plain sight all around us. Exhibition features best works of nature hidden in plain site. May Read More